A detention lieutenant was fired from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office in Texas for attending the Trump rally in DC on January 6, even though she never entered the Capitol.
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, who fired Roxanne Mathai for attending the rally, campaigned for Joe Biden during the 2020 election.
Mathai had posted about being at the rally on social media, but never entered the building. She even specifically posted that she had no desire to enter the building and break the law.
Though she was simply exercising her First Amendment rights and attending a rally hosted by the then-President of the United States, Sheriff Salazar immediately began publicly condemning her.
“A day after the riot, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said Mathai was under investigation both criminally and administratively and that his intent was to not have Mathai ever return to work for BCSO, where she was promoted to detention lieutenant last summer,” local station KSAT 12 reports.
Mathai and her lawyer recently sat down with One America News to discuss what is being done to her.
Speaking to the Gateway Pundit, Mathai said that “since the interview, I received my arbitration hearing date….the hearing in which I fight for my job back. It’s a process we follow through our Collective Bargaining Agreement. My arbitration hearing is August 25-26, 2021. It’s a slow moving process. I believe this was nothing more than a political move on Sheriff Salazar’s part. And in my opinion there is no room for political bias in the sheriff’s office, in any sheriff’s office. We should remain focused on our actual tasks that we were sworn in to do and nothing else.”
“After my interview with OAN, Sheriff Salazar felt the need to re-run the old story all over again on a local station KSAT12 in which he had it emphasized that he ‘terminated me as promised.’ Since that interview, I have received even more derogatory text messages, voicemail, and messages on social media,” Mathai continued.
Mathai also received massive support through a GiveSendGo fundraiser that was launched to help her fight back.